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Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals were the rare four-win team with some great wins. They beat the Dallas Cowboysearly in the season. They won at the Steelers and Eagles, a couple of road victories against playoff teams. Arizona had four wins overall but more quality wins than some teams in the playoffs. The Cardinals might have been better but Kyler Murray missed the first half of the season as he recovered from a torn ACL. The season was far from a success but the Cardinals should have felt confident about some of the things they saw in Gannon's first season.

The best news might end up being that none of those wins cost the Cardinals a shot at Marvin Harrison Jr. The Cardinals fell to the fourth overall pick, but they got lucky the first three teams in the draft all needed a quarterback. That allowed the Cardinals, who are already paying Murray big money, to pick arguably the best player in the draft regardless of position. Harrison was a dominant force at Ohio State and one of the best college receivers in many years. He's the rare receiver who could end up defining a franchise for a decade.
 

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I get the ranking and it's probably just about where they should be. You have a new left tackle moving over from the right side. An unknown at left guard. A returning center and right guard and a new right tackle. Three positions that are changing out of five. It will take some time for this unit to jell and we have to face the fact that none of these guys are going to be sniffing pro bowl votes. Right now the best you can call it is a decent Oline and nothing that makes you go this is a top 10 or 15 line.
 

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I get the ranking and it's probably just about where they should be. You have a new left tackle moving over from the right side. An unknown at left guard. A returning center and right guard and a new right tackle. Three positions that are changing out of five. It will take some time for this unit to jell and we have to face the fact that none of these guys are going to be sniffing pro bowl votes. Right now the best you can call it is a decent Oline and nothing that makes you go this is a top 10 or 15 line.

Agree both that's it's more or less fair and that it will take some time for the O-line to play to its full potential.

But, I think generally all five starting players will likely be successful (with LG the biggest question mark).

It's not impossible that by mid-season PJ could be outperforming The Captain (circa 2023), and if that happens this line could end up being as good as was the 2023 version before DJ got hurt.
 

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in 2024 --
the Cards ranked middle of the pack in terms of sacks given up
they ranked top 10 in terms of running the football

that says above average offensive line play.

They swap Jonah Williams (PFF rank 59) for DJ Humphries (PFF rank 51) -- a wash

so bottom 5???


I know pages of this forum have been spent wondering about PFF rankings and methodologies -- but seriously
 

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in 2024 --
the Cards ranked middle of the pack in terms of sacks given up
they ranked top 10 in terms of running the football

that says above average offensive line play.

They swap Jonah Williams (PFF rank 59) for DJ Humphries (PFF rank 51) -- a wash

so bottom 5???


I know pages of this forum have been spent wondering about PFF rankings and methodologies -- but seriously
This was considered a loaded OL draft and lot of teams are getting good OL back from injury. PFF must think that OL play is going to be better throughout the league this year, and the Cardinals are one of the few teams that didn't get an upgrade
 

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